Despite our own financial burdens of lighting, sound and now urgent replacement of the boiler our primary concern is for those outside our membership and people who are in desperate need.
Those who attended the recent Deanery Synod meeting were given three presentations.
- The first was by ‘Open Door’ (day care for those sleeping rough in Taunton – usually about 15 per night).
- The second was by ‘FoodBank’ (for those who are caught in the poverty trap who cannot afford food).
- And the third was by the ‘Taunton Town Chaplaincy (pastoral care in the work place).
All these three projects (and many others besides) all need our prayerful and financial support.
So it is just as well that we believe in the God who “owns the cattle on a thousand hills” (Psalm 50:10), and who can “supply all our needs according to his riches in Christ Jesus” (Philippeans 4:19).
Today and every day let our focus and our faith be in the One who provides, rather than allowing ourselves to be daunted by the great need. That way we shall be able to channel His provision into needs both within and without St Mary’s.